Men’s Housing Program
1931 Center Street in the basement of the Veteran’s Building
Hours of Operation: 365 days a year; 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Services: 53 bed shelter for men. Men must have a referral from the Shelter Reservation Program (SRP) and arrive at specified arrival time given by SRP personnel. Breakfast and dinner are served daily.
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Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older. Must abide by rules and be able to attend to own physical needs. MOS is wheelchair accessible. All clients entering the shelter must have an ID.
Overview: The Men’s Overnight Shelter provides safe, clean short-term residential housing, meals, clothing, laundry and shower facilities to 53 adult men nightly. Clients receive individualized case management, housing case management, access to employment counseling and life skills training.
Beds are designated for men participating in daytime recovery programs or the Shelter Extensions Program (men who have an income and are close to resolving their homelessness).
Shelter Extensions Program and Housing Case Management Team: The Shelter Extensions Program provides an extended stay with an individual’s commitment to achieving permanent housing. Participants work with the Housing Case Management Team which focuses on housing people quickly and permanently. The Team utilizes the individual strengths of all BFHP case managers and programs.
There are three basic steps in the Housing Case Management Plan: Assessment, Short-term Goals and Long-Term Goals. After assessing the client’s needs, the case manager may work on issues such as clearing one’s credit report, increasing one’s income and/or conducting a job search. Once these short-term goals are achieved, the client works with another member of the Team who locates housing. Because the long-term goal is to ensure that the client retains permanent housing, ongoing case management (including home visits) takes place on a regular basis. This plan serves as a road map, pointing the way to achieving goals and recommendations and depends on the collaborative efforts of the Housing Case Management Team and the client.